Worst Free Pay-To-Win Mobile Games

These are the mobile games that purposely limit your progress if you don't spend real world money.

The Top Ten

1 Game of War: Fire Age

All the games here are p2w but I don't know how much players wasted their dollars for a dominus in Roblox - KingDedede

All of the original Top 3 games on this list which are Game of War: Fire Age, Mobile Strike, and Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire are made by the same company. Don't believe me? Google it. All 3 of these games are virtually the exact same things with the only difference being the visual style. These games are so aggressive with microtransactions that you need to spend hundreds of dollars on these games a week to stay relevant within the community. These games are everything wrong with the mobile app landscape today. False Advertising? Don’t think you’re getting an experience even remotely similar to what the ads show! Waiting times? Yes, and they are ridiculously long. Paywalls? You bet. Purposely limiting your progress if you don't spend money? Absolutely. Your progress in these games are only dependent by how much money you're willing to spend on it. It would probably take thousands of years to get far in these games without spending money. The worst part is these games keep ...more - thunderstar1124

2 Mobile Strike

Literally the exact same game as Game of War but the only difference is the modern warfare visual style. - thunderstar1124

8 k in this lol

No, just no.

Glad I’m not the only one who got suckered into spending the better part of a year of my life dropping a couple grand on this. Do yourself a favor, find a new hobby like hiking where at least you get rewarded with something of substance.

3 Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire

Pay walls for game mechanics that are included in gameplay of other titles. Pay walls upwards of 100$ for an overview map that literally everyone should have.

Literally the exact same game as Game of War and Mobile Strike but with a Final Fantasy skin over it. - thunderstar1124

4 Clash of Clans

Coc order

Must Waste all money on town hall

Must upgrade all cannons

Must buy tesla

Must make an army of bowlers

Must make earthquake potion

And you know the result - KingDedede

Every enemy sucks

It seems like the majority of games on the app store are tycoons where the premium currency is basically required to get far in. - thunderstar1124

This game follows the “lets all make the same game where the guy on the app icon makes this face and its literally just tapping and no action” model.

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5 Candy Crush

Any game that forces its demographic into multiple Facebook SOS messages and paying money to advance need to be pulled. For real. - Swellow

I played Candy Crush and hated it. The "lives" concept is getting VERY old, and not just in Candy Crush but in all mobile games. I feel like they rig some levels so that you have to lose a certain number of times before you can win.
I was glad that this game was slowly fading from existence until King started putting out ads EVERYWHERE and made that awful Candy Crush game show (yes, you heard me right, there is a CBS T.V. show.)
Anyways, I'm just glad that this "game" relies only on hype and will be forgotten within the next 5 years, where it will only be remembered as that game you chose to pay instead of saving for college. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

My mother used to be addicted to this game. I’m glad she quit, she found it more important than everything else. The game is so annoying as well. I have played it, and I don't even know what’s so special about it, it’s an unoriginal game which somehow has its own T.V. show. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

6 Clash Royale

This game is like playing early NHL games against ai. It just decides you have to loose with no options, reason to be counter decks in this game.

As pay to win player I can confirm that the game mehanics wants me to lose with like 70-80% lose ratio. They want me to be angry and with this maximize profit. NEVER EVER BUY ANYTING IN CLASH ROYALEVOR YOU WILL BE FACED FOREVER WITH COUNTER DECKS WHICH OWNS YOUR CURRENT DECK. Many real players see my skill saying 'join my clan' on 2v2. But even Surgical Goblin (top CR player) can be beaten with the perfect counter deck. The games chose your opponent on ladder or challenges so it searches a player against you will counter deck so you lose... then pay...

It's almost impossible to reach league 2 or 3 without paying

Total rip off. Should be under pay more and more to win..

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7 The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Altgough I must agree that it is pay to win,its still posible to get really far in the game and I have a lot of fun playing it

8 Angry Birds Go!
9 War Robots

While the game can be pay to win sometimes, you can still win without spending. I've played the game without spending anything and its still possible to win. It all boils down to skill and if you are new to the game and have no idea what you are doing, you might as well try to get better and stop complaining about pay to win. With a little practice, the game gets easier but for inexperienced players, the game may seem difficult.

War obots us gvayy

Pay to win 100%

This game is pure Pay to Win and Free to Play.

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10 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

The game is ridiculously p2w. Skins add stats, but require diamonds. And the only way to acquire diamonds is to spend real money or start a stream. Even streams, not everybody is willing to give away diamonds. So wallet warriors have an advantage. You only get few hundred gold after each match, while emblem upgrades requires gold which are very costly, as they require certain emblems to be upgraded. And those emblems themselves only drop a few. Heroes cost up to 32000, and you only get up to 200 gold after each match! Ridiculous.

Pay To Win: Gang Bang

The skins not just for cosmetic but adds stat too

This ain't pay to win. You can win games without skins. Just gotta master heroes, strategize with your team by instinct (especially from looking at the map), and not taking retarded actions that gets you in a state of feeding. Emblems are able to increase damage and promote other benefits for your game, but that only becomes important in epic+. Once again, this is rather a strategy game. Not a p2w. Going back to skins, they do give stats but that’s only a tiny little bit. Stats aren't everything of the game. Besides, not all skins are acquired by spending diamonds. Some holiday/seasonal events give free skins after completing tasks. If anybody is willing to argue with my statement, please have a good 6 months of experience of this game to make a counter statement.

The Newcomers

? Monster Legends

Dude. You can't be better without spending

? Garena Free Fire

More and more PTW.. weapons skins with attributes.. cards to improve characters to the maximum.. cards with personal airdrops

The Contenders

11 Gardenscapes

That guy’s face seems like he wants to steal some bucks from you - KingDedede

They started to spam fake ads of the game, like there are tools and you have to fix stuff with them, it fails at the end and does something like an explosion or something that grabs your attention to click on ”download” and then give yourself a really bad disappointment.

I could tell from that guy's look on his face that this was another terrible cashgrab when this ad popped up. - thunderstar1124

12 Lords Mobile

Not only this app is pay to win, I'm literally tired of seeing it's ads on other games. The advertisement is so misleading and intrusive that will annoy anyone who seen it.

This is meant to be number one IGG claims this is a strategy game but by the seven hells LM is just gambling app

its trash

There are literally tons of content vital for your gameplay that you just can’t grind and achieve for free. You have to pay and you have no workaround for this. Only buyable non-skin content = worst p2w game

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13 Pixel Gun 3D

$149.98 for a Mythical weapon? Come on Pixel gun!

Pixel Gay 3D

In the old days it was good but now the good guns are 350 gems and the old good guns now suck. Plus don’t buy storm hammer because it cause 999 gems (you get 3 coins per match) and it SUCKS - KingDedede

Yeah is very pay to win.i wanted to buy the ati champion rifle but its 480 gems.look at that the original price was 175 gems but now its 480 gems and I only got 263 gems its not fair for me because other players can buy or if they already have it they will destroy all of the player in the lobby.i met a player that got 56 kills in sniper forts because of the anti champion rifle and he's a tryhard.

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14 Vikings: War of Clans

The "update" made it virtually impossible for anyone to keep up who wasn't spending tons of cash each week.

15 Star Wars Battlefront 2

Not a mobile game, and neither is it free. - thunderstar1124

16 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

F this game

17 Sniper 3D Assassin
18 Hearthstone Hearthstone

Hearthstone is free to play, but must pay to win,. If u not pay, you'll stuck at level 18 or 17,.

19 Roblox Roblox

Its p2w because of gamepasses

20 Rise of Civilization

There is no balance in game. Chinese players get a huge advantage by buying resources for a cheap price. There are plenty of Chinese illegal bots which sell resources. Lots of pay to win, cheating. Worse game I ever played

The Chinese whales have taken over. Definitely pay to win.

So many whales who spend thousands of dollars to stroke their egos.

Yes so suck

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21 South Park: Phone Destroyer
22 Zula

You can't even kill a single person with stock weapons you need to pay for better weapons to play better

You can actually kill people with stock weapons. But the differnece between stock and upgraded guns are so stupid.

23 Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

Eventually the difficulty here spikes up so impossibly high that you basically have to spend money to progress - thunderstar1124

Why the hell is this up here? I understand that you need to pay cash in order to level up your plants, but come on, its only for the arena. you could just play normal pvz without the players. And once your plants are lvled up by going grinding a bit you can do lots of stuff.

24 Battle Warship: Naval Empire

An upgraded carrier with its 3 planes will cost you $500. Some carriers are on auctions and means you gotta pay $500 to get it in it's basic version. I've seen players waste 8k here and they're not finished yet

25 Heroes Charge
26 Asphalt 9 Legends

This game is suck

Things that only good in this game is :
1.) The graphics

The rest?

27 Fortnite

The game isn't pay to win as it normally would be, but there are LOTS of scammers on the Save The World mode (the other one.) So many little kids try to scam or get scammed with item trades, and even YouTubers are scamming little kids so they could do nothing with those 70 Nocturnos the kid gave them.

28 Club Penguin Island

TRUE! I heard that Disney was on drugs while making this game!

You can't do anything without a membership. Disney stole my childhood


29 Jurassic World: The Game
30 Asphalt 8 Airborne

Don't ask me why

Cause yes

31 World of Tanks

Game with.. pay to win 100%

32 DomiNations

This company just added speed ups which are in all games but with this one you only get about 10% of what you would get in top games like clash of clans,Vikings War of Clans, and Mobile Strike. The new Museum feature has to be the most outrageous scam I've ever witness. For one item it would cost you roughly 60 to full about half way not to mention it's 7 items in the museum as of now. Benefactors, researchers, and Supplies are all very hard to come by and you only get 2-7 once a week. Reminder that you need 200 or 400 just to upgrade one item just one level up. At that rate it would take a faithful player about 2 years to do a full upgrade on just one item. Unless you of course brought 10 of each, which is the package it's sells as a pay to win feature, if you decided to pay to win you'll be spending $400 on a single level up. This is criminal at it's finest. Not to mention you also have to worry about upgrading your others buildings. Which they are constantly making more impossible. ...more

33 Mafia City

This game looks cool (and it's a meme though) but the gameplay SUCKS it's like a copy of clash of clans first it makes people think like ''yay finally a not pay to win game'' but after a few mins/hours/days/months/years u need to pay THOUSANDS of money to upgrade your city

34 CocoPPa Play
35 Tibiame
36 Battle Bay
37 Magic the Gathering

It's pay to win

38 Game of Thrones Conquest

You must pay to compete with anyone. Can't afford to be a top spending player? No problem! You will have to buy peace shields every single day so that the top spending players don't use you for a resources farm and further impede your progress.

It’s pretty much just another Game of War clone - thunderstar1124

39 Mu 2 Origin
40 King of Avalon

You can't win from big spenders!

41 Modern Combat 5

Pay or you can't play

42 Azzure Interactive Limited (A Mobile Game Developer)

All games of azzure interactive limited (a Mobile game developer). Literally their every game is based on pay to win.

43 Idle Heroes

This game is 100% P2W. The top players are whales that have spent litteral THOUSANDS of dollars. And don't even get me started on how much time it takes.

44 Summoners War

Cause u have to buy scrolls and crap to get nat 5s

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